Navigation Links
Computers to be used to find blueprint for new influenza drug

task," said Professor Williams.

“We often think of flu as just a nasty illness which puts us in bed for a few days. But some outbreaks can cause death on a large scale ?the world-wide outbreak in 1918 killed more people than the First World War itself. We may now be facing another flu outbreak, this time originating from chickens in Asia.

“If we are successful, we will have taken important steps in finding a new way of fighting influenza and other diseases. It will then be for the pharmaceutical companies to take our blueprint and turn it into a drug.?/p>

Professor Williams said that his work is a more sophisticated development from similar modelling which produced two anti-influenza drugs, Relenza and Tamiflu, whose effectiveness is limited.

He and Dr Ruggiero will study sialidases, enzymes used by the flu virus to snip off a special type of sugar, sialic acid, from the throat cell, allowing the virus to enter the cell and reproduce.

The new drug would be chemically similar to the sialic acid, but would act to inhibit the sialidase. This would hinder the virus from entering the cells, and from leaving them should they gain entry, thereby controlling the spread of the infection.

Because of similarities between the enzymes used by different viruses and bacteria, a similar approach may also be useful in fighting other diseases such as the South American sleeping sickness, Chagas Disease.


'"/>

Source:University of Bath


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Computers close in on protein structure prediction
2. Computers to save unique type of American red squirrel
3. Biologists determine genetic blueprint of social amoeba
4. Less virulent strains of avian influenza can infect humans
5. Drug resistant avian influenza viruses more common in Southeast Asia than North America
6. New vaccine platform may fight infections with causes from influenza to bioterrorism
7. First big influenza genome study reveals flu evolution
8. Web model of influenza-host lifecycles will aid scientists in creating anti-viral drugs
9. New influenza vaccine takes weeks to mass produce
10. Study outlines genetic differences between potential pandemic influenza strains
11. Avian influenza virus in mammals spreads beyond the site of infection to other organ systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Computers used find blueprint for new influenza drug

(Date:8/5/2015)... , August 5, 2015 ... titled "Facial Recognition Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... global market for facial recognition is forecast to reach ... by increased demand for surveillance systems by civil and ... number of crimes and terrorist activities across the globe ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 4, 2015  AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI ) today reported ... 2015. Highlights: , Second quarter contract revenue ... 2014 , Adjusted contract margins of ... $0.22, including a $0.05 decrease in EPS from royalties in the ... million "We are very pleased to present another ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julio de 2015 BGI llevará a ... ) del 22 al 25 de octubre de 2015, ... La conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario este año. Desde ... una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo ... de las conferencias científicas más dinámicas, entusiastas y amenas. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 2Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 3Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 4Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 5Facial Recognition Market Expected to Reach US$ 2.67 Bn by 2022, at a CAGR of 9.5% From 2015 - 2022: Transparency Market Research 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 2La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 3
... important roles in the human body, particularly neuroproteins that ... as ALS, Alzheimer,s, and Parkinson,s are known as "tangle ... proteins which accumulate in the brain. A team ... amino acid called BMAA can be inserted into neuroproteins, ...
... Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2013 Annual ... on bone and mineral metabolism, offering an exceptional scientific ... treatments in bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism. ... in Baltimore, MD USA, October 4 7, 2013, ...
... reporting an advance in smartphone-based imaging that could ... how well treatments for infections are working by ... study on the light-weight device, which converts the ... journal ACS Nano . Aydogan Ozcan ...
Cached Biology News:Jackson Hole, Wyoming: New mechanism for protein misfolding may link to ALS 2American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting Oct. 4-7 2Improved smartphone microscope brings single-virus detection to remote locations 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... CELEBRATION, Fla. , Aug. 27, 2015 ... announced that a patient,s eyes—and life—were saved by doctors ... , working with NNFF, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals and Dr. ... Wound Care Center at Seton Medical Center in ... The successful treatment used a breakthrough approach, pioneered by ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... NEW YORK , August 27, 2015 ... on enhancing image processing functions in the human vision system, ... Angeles point guard Chris Paul to ... basketball players who want to improve their real-life on-court performance. ... on the court, whether it is shooting a ball or ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Proove Biosciences, a commercial and ... of genetics and hypertension at the International Academy of Cardiology Annual ... Canada. The event, which boasts an extensive overview of the latest research developments ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... Maryland Heights, MO (PRWEB) , ... August 26, ... ... is announcing it is increasing its investment in the development and manufacture of ... increase demand. The company’s scientific team's extensive expertise with protein chemistry has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Patient's Life and Eyes Saved from Gruesome Flesh-Eating Infection Consuming Her Face 2Patient's Life and Eyes Saved from Gruesome Flesh-Eating Infection Consuming Her Face 3Eight-Time All-Star Chris Paul and GlassesOff Partner to Develop Innovative Mobile App Designed to Improve On-Court Performance 2Eight-Time All-Star Chris Paul and GlassesOff Partner to Develop Innovative Mobile App Designed to Improve On-Court Performance 3Proove Biosciences Presents Ground-Breaking Data on Genetics and Heart Disease at 20th World Congress on Heart Disease 2Proove Biosciences Presents Ground-Breaking Data on Genetics and Heart Disease at 20th World Congress on Heart Disease 3Lee Biosolutions Announces Increased Investment in the Development and Manufacturing of Biomarkers Used in Early Detection Of Heart Disease 2
... Technologies announces the,launch of a new system to study ... marketed under the name,Crystalline. , ... in the pharma,industry to learn as much as possible ... "Avantium is proud to launch ...
... of Helsinki and ASM Microchemistry Ltd. have renewed ... a subsidiary of the semiconductor processing tool supplier ... new agreement is a seamless continuation to the ... includes research funding for four PhD students. As ...
... DALIAN, China, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China ... or "the Company"),a China-based company that develops, ... therapeutics exclusively within,China, today announced that it ... unused lots of its rabies vaccines. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Avantium Launches the Crystalline, a New Parallel System for Crystallization Research 2University of Helsinki and ASM International renew research agreement on atomic layer deposition 2China Bio-Immunity Corporation Initiates Voluntary Recalls of Rabies Vaccines 2China Bio-Immunity Corporation Initiates Voluntary Recalls of Rabies Vaccines 3
A univariate (peak height or area) quantitative multi-component analysis package....
... The genus Salmonella is a member of ... Gram-negative bacilli that are facultative and flagellated (motile). ... flagellar antigen (phase 1 & 2), the "O" ... and the "Vi" or capsular antigen (referred to ...
... DW4 liquid handling system from Molecular Devices ... in one instrument. The system handles a ... plate washing96-, 384- and 1536-welland is the ... DW4 has been optimized to dispense from ...
... With 36 mg/L sodium pyruvate, 50 mg/L ... mg/L glucose, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. ... (BSS) in tissue culture is generally attributed ... 1885, Sydney Ringer developed a solution of ...
Biology Products: